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This blog is mostly about raw vegetarian/vegan recipes, many of which incorporate avocados. Since I became a raw/live food vegan several years ago, avocados became an important part of my diet. I'd even say that they are my favorite food, and as it turns out, they are also considered one of the world's healthiest foods. While my primary purpose here is to showcase avocados and how awesome they are, I will also share some recipes that are just plain good raw/live food as well as vegan food.

Most recipes are accompanied by a meditation or reflection - posting as "food for thought."

Wishing you peace, love, joy, and blessings wherever you are in your journey towards health...

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Put This In Your Vitamix And Blend It: Cool Pea Soup

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Put This In Your Vitamix And Blend It: Cool Pea Soup


  • 1 stalk of celery - chopped into smaller pieces - about 1/2 an inch 
  • 2 cups of fresh, raw English peas (I buy them in a bag in the fresh produce section at Trader Joe's)
  • 1 ripe Hass avocado - cut into cubes
  • 3-4 inches of a cucumber - chopped into smaller pieces
  • 1 TB miso (vegan and gluten-free, if desired)
  • 1 tsp Sriracha sauce (or something else spicy, e.g. cayenne)
  • 2 TB hemp seeds
  • 1 1/2 cups of water or almond milk


I have a Vita-Mix 5200 with the variable control dial.  And I used it to create this recipe.

If fresh peas are unavailable, you can experiment with frozen or canned, but the results are unknown.


Put these things into the Vitamix and blend on HIGH until smooth:

  • 1/2 of the avocado
  • about 3/4 of the celery stalk
  • 1/2 of the cucumber
  • 1 cup of the peas
  • miso
  • Sriacha
  • hemp seeds
  • water/almond milk


Add these things to the pure in the Vitamix and blend on variable setting 1-2, essentially pulse chopping them into the soup:

  • the remaining half of the avocado
  • the remaining celery (about 1/4 of the stalk)
  • the remaining half of the cucumber
  • 1 cup of peas
  • any additional liquid to thin, if desired

(If you do not have a Vitamix with a variable control dial, you can complete STEP 2 with handy knife work or by using the pulse setting in a food processor.)


Refrigerate for a couple of hours and serve chilled.


Put This In Your Vitamix And Blend It: Green Goddess Dressing

I love my Vita-Mix.
Nobody pays me to say that.
The Vita-Mix blender has really revolutionized how I spend time in my kitchen.  I use it daily, sometimes more than once a day.  So, I'm starting a series of posts called: 


I'm calling this recipe "Green Goddess Dressing".

"Put this in your Vitamix and blend it" Ingredients:

  • 1 carrot
  • 1 handful fresh parsley
  • 1/2 lemon - juiced
  • 1/3 cup of raw sesame seeds
  • 1/4 tsp. sea salt
  • 1 TB miso paste (which you can get at an Asian market or Whole Foods/Earth Fare)
  • 1 clove garlic - peeled
  • 1 TB extra virgin olive oil
  • 1/2 cup filtered water

Enjoy with your favorite salad or as a dipping sauce for veggies.

Here's the salad recipe I used:

  • 1 head red bibb lettuce
  • several handfuls of arugula 
  • chopped cucumber
  • sliced mushrooms
  • sliced tomatoes

In general, I limit my salads to 5 ingredients so that they can really shine.

Why is it healthier to make your own salad dressing?
Not only does it taste better, because it's fresh, it does not contain all the "unhealthy" oils and additives that come in the stuff from a store.  Most brands, even the "good" ones, contain canola oil or soybean oil.

This salad dressing can  be made "gluten-free" if you check the label on your miso paste to be sure it is free of gluten.

Whenever possible, eat organic and eat local!!!